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Panny TC-P50G10 questions! Please help

Ultraviolet21
06-15-2009, 05:16 PM
So, I got a G10 back in early May. And yes, I'm a bit of a newby to this so bare with me.

1.In THX mode what is with the GREEN Stripe running down the right side of the picture????

2.I was watching Speed Racer on TV in HD at 1080I (for the visuals) to see how the picture would hold up. I'm getting tons of pixelation during the action scenes. Is there any remedy to this??

The setting I currently use for TV and Movies is...

Custom
Contrast +70
Bright 50
Color 50
Tint +5
Color Temp Normal
Color Mgt. Off
xv Color Off
CATS on
Video NR off
Block NR off
Mosquito NR off
Black level light
3:2 pulldown on
HD size Size 1

Any suggestions would be great, thanks. :confused:

PFC5
06-15-2009, 06:22 PM
It sounds like an issue with the cable channel. You can remove this by changing to HD SIZE 2 in the advanced menu which is give about 2-3% over scan on such channels not framed correctly by the broadcaster.

You should try the THX mode with those same settings, but use the WARM temp setting and turn the color down tto about 40 as something to try.

AWT
06-16-2009, 12:17 AM
What do you mean by pixelation? If it's a small pixel a around the scene, try reducing the sharpness or on the Video NR to reduce the noise. If it's patches of noise, it could be due to the connection, check if it happened in all channel, if it is, try to use other cable.

Ultraviolet21
06-16-2009, 05:13 AM
It sounds like an issue with the cable channel. You can remove this by changing to HD SIZE 2 in the advanced menu which is give about 2-3% over scan on such channels not framed correctly by the broadcaster.

You should try the THX mode with those same settings, but use the WARM temp setting and turn the color down tto about 40 as something to try.

I'm not sure if its the cable because it happens in most action movies. I thought the point of Panasonic's so-called "600hz sub-field" was too minimize any pixelation when it comes to fast moving images.

As for changing the setting to HD Size 2, you cant change it in THX mode. In THX mode you get what they set it at because it is greyed out, hence it has the green stripe down the right side.

Ultraviolet21
06-16-2009, 05:28 AM
What do you mean by pixelation? If it's a small pixel a around the scene, try reducing the sharpness or on the Video NR to reduce the noise. If it's patches of noise, it could be due to the connection, check if it happened in all channel, if it is, try to use other cable.

What I mean by pixelation is that when you have fast moving images, instead of the picture remaining clear, the image creates blocks. Basically, the refresh rate sucks from what I gather. But I thought with a "600hz sub field" that this was not supposed to be nearly as prevalent in the new Panasonics.

Codes20
06-16-2009, 07:17 AM
What I mean by pixelation is that when you have fast moving images, instead of the picture remaining clear, the image creates blocks. Basically, the refresh rate sucks from what I gather. But I thought with a "600hz sub field" that this was not supposed to be nearly as prevalent in the new Panasonics.

That pixelation is from the source itself, not the television. It is from the compression of the cable or satellite feed. They call those "compression artifacts."

Ultraviolet21
06-16-2009, 08:06 AM
That pixelation is from the source itself, not the television. It is from the compression of the cable or satellite feed. They call those "compression artifacts."

So by that rationale, if I watch the same thing on BluRay I shouldn't have this problem?

By the way, my provider is Comcast. I remember reading somewhere that they have (without directly telling the public) used 3:1 compression on most of their HD channels. Supposedly this will be rectified in the next 6 to 12 months back to true HD. Anyone else hear this?

PFC5
06-16-2009, 11:29 AM
As was said, that pixelation is a source issue not the HDTV. It is basically the garbage in/garbage out scenario whereas the display cannot resolve problems from the source no matter how good fast it is.

With a Blu-ray (BD) source, you will not have this issue. Comcast compressing an already compressed source by another 3:1 ratio is the likely cause. I would also have them come out and check the signal strength going into the cable Set Top Box (STB) as this could be part of the problem also.

Ultraviolet21
06-16-2009, 09:18 PM
As was said, that pixelation is a source issue not the HDTV. It is basically the garbage in/garbage out scenario whereas the display cannot resolve problems from the source no matter how good fast it is.

With a Blu-ray (BD) source, you will not have this issue. Comcast compressing an already compressed source by another 3:1 ratio is the likely cause. I would also have them come out and check the signal strength going into the cable Set Top Box (STB) as this could be part of the problem also.

Thanks for the info everyone! On that note, I can't wait to get my PS3 so I can start watching Blu-ray and get the most out of my Panasonic.

F91
06-16-2009, 09:36 PM
I watched Speed Racer through my PS3 on our 4 year old Panny. Zero pixelation.